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Evanston Health Director Evonda Thomas this morning said she’s received no reports of anyone else coming down with the bacterial infection that sickened an Evanston Township High School student over the weekend.

Evanston Health Director Evonda Thomas this morning said she’s received no reports of anyone else coming down with the bacterial infection that sickened an Evanston Township High School student over the weekend.

The school and health department notified students and parents about the incident Monday and said there was a risk the illness could spread to other persons who’d had close contact with the student, but that normal classroom contact likely would not be sufficient to spread the disease.

Symptoms of the infection would include sudden onset of high fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash.

In an e-mail interview with Evanston Now Thomas declined to be more specific about the nature of the student’s illness, claiming she was barred from disclosing any more details because of health privacy laws.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. You don’t have to be House,

    You don't have to be House, M.D. to figure it out.  

    Bacterial + stiff neck + public notification = bacterial meningitis.

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